BYOD stands for bring your own device. It has become a new trend as a result of the increasing number of enterprises that started allowing their employees to access corporate applications from personal tablets or smartphones.
CYOD stands for choose your own device. In this paradigm, corporations let their employees choose from a set of devices that belong to the enterprise. CYOD is about selecting a strategy that organizations should employ while approving new devices.
Developers of new web applications should always think of the users who will try to run the application on a mobile device. This part of the book is about various strategies for developing web applications that look and perform well on both desktop computers and smaller screens.
Today, most enterprise applications are still being developed for desktop computers. The situation is changing, but it’s a slow process. If five years ago it was close to impossible to get permission to bring your own computer to work and use it for work-related activities, the situation is entirely different now with BYOD and CYOD.
Sales people want to use tablets while dealing with prospective clients. Business analysts want to be able to run familiar web applications on their smartphones. Enterprises want to offer external access access to valuable data from a variety of devices.
In Chapter 10 we explain responsive web design (RWD) and how you can build an HTML5 application that has a single ...